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Tramadol brought under NDPS Act 1985


PXL/HO/Cir-008/2018-19                                                                               Dt: 18.05.2018



Tramadol brought under NDPS Act 1985

with effect from 26th April 2018




Dear Sir / Madam,


Members are aware that with effect from 26th April 2018, Tramadol is listed as psychotropic drug and brought under purview of  NDPS Act 1985.  Consequently, manufacture/distribution/export of this drug is strictly monitored as per the Rules and Regulations of NDPS Act. 


As many of members are seeking the guidelines of registering with Narcotic Control Board and procedures to be followed for manufacture/ import/distribution/export of this, we enclose herewith detailed guidelines for the same.  Members are advised to follow the procedures strictly as otherwise the responsible person will have to face criminal prosecution.


We also understand that many of the members are having huge stocks manufactured / procured based on export orders and now they are not able to export due to above notification.  In this connection, we wish to inform that we have taken up this issue with Department of Revenue, through Ministry of Commerce requesting them not to seize the stocks and initiate prosecutions with respect to batches manufactured/procured before 26th April 2018.  We have also requested for one-time NOC for export of this product manufactured before the above date.  We are waiting for the response of Government and would share with the members as soon as we hear from them.


Members may please note that Pharmexcil is only making above efforts and not sure of Government’s decision in this regard.  In order to avoid any adverse consequences, members are advised to initiate registration with Narcotic Control Board as per the guidelines attached.


With regards


Uday Bhaskar

Director General